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Old 21.02.2019, 14:28
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Passport probs, query

Suppose someone f’d up, and was supposed to fly to UAE tomorrow but one of the passports has less than 6 months on it... this person was not aware it woukd not be acceptable and foolishly did not check. Has tried all the official routes (uae embassy, uk passport office for emergency travel docs, british embassy) but to no avail. If they were to be let on the plane at discretion, would they be good to go? Or could there be potential hold ups at uae customs and/or sent back on the next flight at more expense? Is it worth trying? Anyone have any other ideas? Asking for a friend...
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If they were to be let on the plane at discretion, would they be good to go? Or could there be potential hold ups at uae customs
There could be hold ups upon entry at UAE immigration.
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Old 21.02.2019, 14:38
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Re: Passport probs, query

Seeing what goes on in those countries, i wouldn't even contemplate risking it.


Just supposingly you do something normal for you that is not normal for UAE and you get arrested, immediately you will have furthe rproblems for entering the contry without valid travel doxs.


They do check doxs in UAE as well.....
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Old 21.02.2019, 14:47
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You already have a very decent chance of being refused to board here without any refund. And even if you manage to get on you risk not being allowed into the country, and if that would go well, you risk going to have troubles when wanting to leave the country, I would not risk it and just accept the loss.
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Old 21.02.2019, 15:11
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Re: Passport probs, query

https://travel.state.gov/content/tra...bEmirates.html

seems like they need 6 months.

you could try crossing out the expiry date with a biro and writing a new one?
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Old 21.02.2019, 15:34
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you could try crossing out the expiry date with a biro and writing a new one?
Hmm lets put a pin on that one shall we
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Old 21.02.2019, 15:58
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Re: Passport probs, query

Personally I wouldn't risk it, you hear horror stories of people spending their life savings to get off made up offences and they didn't even do anything wrong. Not worth the risk in my opinion.
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Old 21.02.2019, 16:12
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Re: Passport probs, query

Online premium service?


https://www.gov.uk/get-a-passport-urgently


Online Premium service

You’ll apply, pay and book an appointment online. The earliest you can get an appointment is 2 days from when you apply.
You’ll get your new passport at your appointment. Appointments can last up to 30 minutes.


Book it, fly to the UK and then on to the UAE a few days later?
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Old 21.02.2019, 16:52
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Re: Passport probs, query

This is actually not very straightforward. I can see things stating 6 months, others 3 months and some no requirement beyond validity.

Emirates website says

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Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date.
Passports and other documents accepted for entry issued to passengers who stay less than 3 months must be valid for a minimum of 3 months from the arrival date. This does not apply when entering in Abu Dhabi (AUH).
https://www.emirates.com/english/bef...d0ed52b95360db
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Old 21.02.2019, 17:10
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Re: Passport probs, query

How much validity is left? If you are going for a week or two, and can prove it (return ticket) then 3 months or more would be enough. If it is less than 3 months you will not be boarded. Airlines get big, big fines for transporting ineligible passengers.

Take a copy of that Emirates webpage.
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Old 21.02.2019, 17:23
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If they were to be let on the plane at discretion, would they be good to go?
Since airlines are saddled with all the costs relating to the landing of passengers who are refused entry, why would the agree to let you board in the first place....
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Since airlines are saddled with all the costs relating to the landing of passengers who are refused entry, why would the agree to let you board in the first place....
Expiry dates are not always checked, so some people may be allowed to travel for this reason and the problem only arises later.
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Old 21.02.2019, 17:35
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Re: Passport probs, query

If a country is a stickler for the rules, agents at out stations will be instructed to check expiry dates. If you even have a remote chance of being denied entry, you will not be boarded.

In any case every airline’s terms and conditions make it crystal clear that it is the passenger’s responsibility to have the correct documentation. If you get denied then the airline will get a big fine, and may have additional costs such as your accommodation and meals until their next flight. In addition they may have to offload another passenger on their next flight out. This too is expensive.

Expect the airline to come after you for their extra costs.
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